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BOB

 "RAEFELL'S FIRECRACKER "

 Ch Dearbolt Hooray-Henry at Catsun  x Ch Charncroft Copper Rose

 12 th August 1994    - 17th October 2009

Breeder  Jacqui Emerson

BOB was from Jacqui s first  & only Beardie litter . He was  bred for showing which he took part in for a few years with fair success.  He accompanied  his mum ROSIE to a Herding Instinct assessment  when he was 15 months,  he showed promise even at that tender age. 

 After a short while it became obvious that he could be a talented herder so he continued with his lessons until  Jackie's circumstances changed & unfortunately  his lessons had to end.  Hugh continued BOB's training for a while in Wales with Ceri Jones but without  regular access to sheep  - that bane of hobby herders - his progress slowed.

 BOB was  that great combination,  a keen,  fast worker   & a willing, co-operative partner .

Hugh is  now working with  BOB's  daughter NELL ( see her page)

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 Taken  in May 2008  when he was 14yr -  enjoying a rest  whilst on a day out in Wales.

 

Head study of Bob taken when he was 7 yrs

 

 Im behind ewe!
Working steadily & at a good distance from the sheep

 

Which way Boss??
Learning the 'away' command & moving to balance the handler

 

Im watching ewe!
Bob holding the sheep, one of the hardest tasks for a trainee sheepdog. He is showing 'eye'  which is unusual in a Beardie

 

 

 Oooh the temptation!
One of the most important elements in working with sheep is a disciplined 'stop command' Here Bob is keeping his position even though the sheep are moving away from him -

 

Oh no you dont!
Another pic of Bob holding the sheep until his handler asks him to release them - a very useful exercise.

 

 

Posed while passing!!
A KC registered Beardie can work!  Bob in a show pose taken in 2004 when he was 10 yrs.

 

 

 

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